Phillip Cole

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    Mileage Award Program AACA

    I agree with you. There needs to be an "age scale", instead of making all cars drive the same amount of miles. The purpose of the AACA program is to put old cars on the road, so I guess your idea wasn't thought through.
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    Mileage Award Program AACA

    Hi Joe, I've put over 17000 miles on my 68 camaro in the Mileage Program. 2000 for the first submission, then 5000 for each following. You get a badge to which you attach the mileage pins. As far as I know, Sherm Carey is still in charge of the program and can answer your questions. There is a contract link for him on the AACA website.
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    Early REO Emblem

    By any chance does the emblem have any Drago markings on the back? Such markings can give you a manufacture date. Drago of France made a lot of military badges before and after WW II. It makes sense that a modern version of the company could make car emblems. I know they have made country badges for cars. Beyond that you probably need to talk to a military badge collector.
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    My 2nd newbie question regarding judging

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    Battery disconnect switch, yes or no?

    Yes, as a safety item, "as long as the installation is done in a workmanlike manner in keeping with the design and era of the vehicle, using authentic wiring, and in good taste."
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    bracket for DPC badge

    When all else fails, I use two mushroom toggle bolts. May have to slightly enlarge the holes in the badge.
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    Car Bug

    And in the UK they are called "frog eyed".
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    1967 Buick tires

    jimriviera, Here is what the Guidelines say in relation to your question. 61polara was referring to these guidelines for Chassis. This morning, I had time to check online with my local discount tire store and they have several brands ("Specific brand is unimportant.") available for less. Just make sure they follow your factory documentation. From Judging Guidelines, under Chassis, pages 2-23 and 2-24: (Highlighted text is mine in relation to your question.) "11. Tires on all vehicles must be as specified by the manufacturer. Specific brand is unimportant. …Some manufacturers offered a radial tire - for specific vehicle(s) - as a factory authorized option to the standard issue ply tire. The use of red line radials on a vehicle should be accompanied with documentation. It is advisable to seek documentation from the vehicle owner when a tire size or type is in question. This is especially so in cases of limited production, specialty vehicles, and foreign made vehicles. a. LETTER SIZE tires, i.e. G78-15, GR78-14, etc 1967. b. RADIALS, i.e. 185R14, 175R13, etc. Domestic Cars. (Factory documentation is required for any vehicle with radial tires prior to the years listed below.) Some domestic manufacturers offered these tires as early as 1967, such as Buick and Oldsmobile. It is possible that others may have offered them as well. BEFORE taking any deductions, the Team Captain will ask the owner for documentation. (Note: European built vehicles can be much earlier) (Japanese vehicles 1967, possibly earlier). c. LOW PROFILE METRIC RADIALS, i.e. P195/70R13, P195/70VR14 Domestic Cars as early as 1979. European cars 1969*, Japanese cars 1975* *Also refer to above Note when judging foreign made vehicles."
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    1967 Buick tires

    A lot of research has been done on tires over the last several years. There is a detailed CJE on tires. Most judges know the tire guidelines. 2 each per tire including spare. It used to be more....
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    YEAHHHH!!!! RETIRED!!!!!!

    Congratulations! So what's next in your plan???
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    Datsun 240Z

    25e, closed sports car. Not sure 70 Z had a mag wheel factory option. Find factory documentation...
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    Matthew, glad to hear you and yours are okay! Phillip
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    1967 Buick tires

    Try ask David Landow to see what is in the BHA has in the collection. Brian DePouli on Phillips phone...
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    1967 Buick tires

    Actually, the guidelines do mention Buick and Olds having radials as early as 1967.
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    Amazing discovery

    Terry, Nothing that I've seen in the Charlotte Observer. Arden is definitely in the Great Smokey Mtn Region. Yes, not that far from Chuck's new home. Phillip
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    2018 Eastern Spring Meet results

    Gary, Having now chaired an annual meet seven times, I try to encourage others to do meets. You are not going to make everyone happy, but it is a great service to the hobby. All those volunteers are the key! I truly enjoyed your meet and saw everything on my checklist being executed beautifully. Thanks!
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    DaveA, thanks for this thread. Some good, honest opinions here! Having done all three (counting touring), I enjoy all three for what they are, because I simply love classic cars in whatever form they present themselves.
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    1994 Ford Taurus SHO

    Show it anyway!
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    Request for judging sheet

    James Elliot, VP of Judging PO Box 723 Yorktown, VA 23692 The names and contact information for the national officers can be found in Antique Automobile magazine.
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    Well done. Great show!
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    Aftermarket guages are not original and have a three point max deduction each. That falls to the interior judge to decide.
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    Help with Modern Car Problem

    It does sound like a sensor, but... First things first, talk to the dealership service manager. If that doesn't help, talk to the general manager. This should never have gone on this long. I've had three members of my family who managed dealerships. They would have been appalled by this.
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    Trade advice,comments

    More like avocadoes and pumpkins. If the other guy has always wanted an MGB and you would like to have the Model A.... I've owned a B and driven both, enjoyed both but for my own subjective reasons. How does your Buick come into this mix?
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    Re-production license plates

    NC does not require submission of a YOM tag for registration. If you use a YOM tag you are required to carry a current tag (with current sticker) in the car and show it when requested. Also, NC does not require front tags. The AACA regions in NC have had good friends in our state legislators for several years, and we are thankful.
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    Indian Head Gasket Cement

    Uh oh! That means no more Mary Janes, Sweethearts, or Squirrel Nut Zippers, too! 🤤